Many times, hair loss can be linked to an unhealthy scalp. Mistreatment or poor skin conditions may damage follicles, effectively slowing hair growth.

Tips for improving your scalp health

Many times, hair loss can be linked to an unhealthy scalp. Mistreatment or poor skin conditions may damage follicles, effectively slowing hair growth. If you suspect that your thinning hair is the result of poor scalp health, check out the tips below to see how you can improve it: 

Keep it hydrated
Hydration is vital to your overall health, but it is especially important for your skin. Begin by drinking an appropriate amount of water for your age, weight and activity level. You should also use a scalp conditioner on a regular basis to assist your body's natural hydrating processes.

"Always remember to apply sunscreen to your scalp."

Take care of the skin 
Sun damage, dandruff and other issues can affect your scalp's health. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you should apply sunscreen to protect yourself from damaging rays. Don't forget your scalp when applying sunscreen, either. If you suffer from dandruff, you might want switch to a shampoo with selenium sulfide as an active ingredient. This will help control the dandruff and provide itching relief. 

Treat it gently
Try to remember that your scalp is a living organ. It must be treated carefully. When combing your hair, try not to tug at knots or be aggressive with the brush. Comb in smooth, easy strokes that will not break your hair or injure your scalp. Additionally, some natural oils can help soothe an inflamed scalp.

A healthy scalp leads to healthy hair. However, if you are already noticing issues with this area , you should contact a hair restoration specialist to discuss your options. Visit Marotta Hair Restoration's website today to learn more or schedule a consultation.